Publications

  1. (under review) Ashworth, Matt P.; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Sullivan, Michael; Bosak, Sunčica; Filek, Klara; Van de Vijver, Bart; Arendt, Michael; Schwenter, Jeffrey; Nel, Ronel; Robinson, Nathan J.; Gary, Meagan P.; Theriot, Edward C.; Stacy, Nicole I.; Lam, Daryl W.; Perrault, Justin R.; Manire, Charles A.; Manning, Schonna R. Culturing Putatively Obligate Epizoic Diatoms: Insights for the Evolution and Ecology of Diatoms and Their Host // BMC Animal Microbiome (2021) doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-1041030/v1
  2. Filek, Klara; Trotta, Adriana; Gračan, Romana; Di Bello, Antonio; Corrente, Marialaura; Bosak, Sunčica Characterization of oral and cloacal microbial communities of wild and rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) // BMC Animal Microbiome, 3 (2021), 1; 59, 14 doi:10.1186/s42523-021-00120-5
  3. Pang, Wanting; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart First report of the marine chrysophycean stomatocysts from the carapace biofilm of a Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtle // Nova Hedwigia, 113 (2021), 1-2; 33-44 doi:10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2021/0643
  4. Lobban, Christopher S.; Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt; Bizsel, Nihayet; Bosak, Sunčica; Kooistra, Wiebe H.C.F.; Lam, Daryl W.; Navarro, J. Nelson; Pennesi, Chiara; Sato, Shinya et al. Diatom Genus Hyalosira (Rhabdonematales emend.) and Resolution of its Polyphyly in Grammatophoraceae and Rhabdonemataceae with a New Genus, Placosira, and Five New Hyalosira Species // Protist (Jena), 172 (2021), 3; 125816, 37 doi:10.1016/j.protis.2021.125816
  5. Trotta, Adriana; Cirilli, Margie; Marinaro, Mariarosaria; Bosak, Sunčica; Diakoudi, Georgia; Ciccarelli, Stefano; Paci, Serena; Buonavoglia, Domenico; Corrente, Marialaura Detection of multi-drug resistance and AmpC β-lactamase/extended-spectrum β-lactamase genes in bacterial isolates of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Mediterranean Sea // Marine Pollution Bulletin, 164 (2021), 112015, 9 doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112015
  6. Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt P.; Bosak, Sunčica; Goosen, William E.; Nolte, Christopher; Filek, Klara; Van de Vijver, Bart; Taylor, Jonathan C.; Manning, Schonna R.; Nel, Ronel On sea turtle-associated Craspedostauros (Bacillariophyta), with description of three novel species // Journal of phycology, 57 (2021), 1; 199-218 doi:10.1111/jpy.13086
  7. Kanjer, Lucija; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Gračan, Romana; Lazar, Bojan; Bosak, Sunčica Diatom diversity on the skin of frozen historic loggerhead sea turtle specimens // Diversity, 12 (2020), 10; 338, 11 doi:10.3390/d12100383
  8. Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Kathe; Witkowski, Andrzej; Bosak, Suncica
    Majewskaea gen. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a new marine benthic diatom genus from the Adriatic Sea. // Fottea, 20 (2020), 2; 112-120 doi:10.5507/fot.2020.001
  9. Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Käthe; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Bosak, Sunčica. Geographical variation in the diatom communities associated with loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) // PLoS One, 15 (2020), 7; e0236513, 20. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0236513
  10. Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak Sunčica. Planothidium kaetherobertianum, a new marine diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from the Adriatic Sea. // Phytotaxa, 425 (2019), 2; 105-112. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.425.2.5
  11. Majewska, Roksana; Bosak, Sunčica; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Sullivan, Michael J.; Robinson, Nathan J.; Lazo-Wasem, Eric A; Pinou, Theodora; Nel, Ronel; Manning, Schonna. R.; Van de Vijver, Bart. Six new epibiotic Proschkinia (Bacillariophyta) species and new insights into the genus phylogeny. // European journal of phycology, 54 (2019), 4; 609-631. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1628307
  12. Robert, Kathe; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart. Catenula exigua sp. nov., a new marine diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from the Adriatic Sea. // Phytotaxa, 414 (2019), 2; 113-118 doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.414.2.3
  13. Kanjer, Lucija; Mucko, Maja; Car, Ana; Bosak, Sunčica Epiphytic diatoms on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile leaves from eastern Adriatic Sea // Natura Croatica : periodicum Musei historiae naturalis Croatici, 28 (2019), 1; 1-20 doi:10.20302/NC.2019.28.1

Conferences

  1. Kanjer, Lucija; Filek, Klara; Mucko, Maja; Majewska, Roksana; Gračan, Romana; Trotta, Adriana; Bosak Sunčica Epibiotic Microbial Diversity of Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtles // 9th Conference of Mikrobiokosmos, Athens, Greece, 2021. (poster)
  2. Filek, Klara; Trotta, Adriana; Gračan, Romana; Di Bello, Antonio; Corrente, Marialaura; Bosak, Sunčica Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and their microbes: characterizing oral and cloacal microbial communities // 9th Conference of Mikrobiokosmos, Athens, Greece, 2021. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.15293.59363 (lecture)
  3. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Žižek, Marta; Chaerle, Peter; Vyverman, Wim; Bosak, Sunčica Loggerhead sea-turtle-associated epizoic vs. non-epizoic diatoms: isolation, identification, and co-cultivation experiments // Online International Diatom Symposium Yamagata, Japan, 2021. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.25709.05602 (poster)
  4. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Chaerle, Peter; Vyverman, Wim; Bosak, Sunčica Growth dynamics of epizoicAchnanthes elongata and non-epizoic Psammodictyon panduriforme in co-cultures // The Molecular Life of Diatoms 6 Program and Abstract Book San Diego, USA, 2021. (poster)
  5. Kanjer, Lucija; Filek, Klara; Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica Microbial Diversity Associated with Loggerhead Sea Turtles: Cyanobacterial Community Composition // World Microbe Forum, online, worldwide, 2021. (poster)
  6. Filek, Klara; Chaerle, Peter; Lebbe, Liesbeth; Vyverman, Wim; Willems, Anne; Bosak, Sunčica From Sea Turtle Associated Microbial Biofilms to Diatom Monocultures: A Bacterial Perspective // World Microbe Forum, online, worldwide, 2021. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.12241.66400 (poster)
  7. Kanjer, Lucija; Filek, Klara; Bosak, Sunčica Cyanobacteria associated with sea turtles: a diversity study using metabarcoding approach // PhD Student Symposium PMF: book of abstracts, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2021. (poster)
  8. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Chaerle, Peter; Vyverman, Wim; Bosak, Sunčica Diatom co-cultures: close encounters of Achnanthes elongata and Psammodictyon sp. // PhD Student Symposium PMF: book of abstracts, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2021. (poster)
  9. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Matek, Antonija; Trotta, Adriana; Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt P.; Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak, Sunčica A polyphasic approach to identification and characterisation of epibiotic diatoms of loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea // PhD Student Symposium PMF: book of abstracts, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2020. (lecture)
  10. Robert, Käthe; Bosak, Sunčica; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart Diatoms on loggerhead sea turtles: ecology & biogeography // Abstracts of 5th Annual Meeting on Plant Ecology and Evolution (AMPEE5), Meise, Belgium, 2019. (lecture)
  11. Robert, Kathe; Van de Vijver, Bart; Kociolek, Patrick; Chen, Changping; Bosak, Sunčica Four epizoic species of diatoms found on sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Adriatic Sea // Programme et livre des résumés 38ème colloque de l’Association des Diatomistes de Langue Française, Metz, France, 2019. (poster)
  12. Trotta, Adriana; Corrente, Marialaura; Diakoudi, Georgia; Bosak, Sunčica; Ciccarelli, Stefano; Franchini, Delia; Marinaro, Mariarosaria; Buonavoglia, Domenico Sea turtles as sentinel species of the Mediterranean sea: Isolation of ESBL producing bacteria // Abstract Book of the 1st International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology, Athens, Greece, 2019. (poster)
  13. Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Kaethe; Kociolek, J. Patrick; Chen, Changping; Bosak, Sunčica Four unknown epizoic diatom species found on loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea // 25th North American Diatom Symposium Eatonton, Georgia, USA, 2019. (poster)
  14. Kanjer, Lucija; Filek, Klara; Matek, Antonija; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Ashworth, Matt P.; Gračan, Romana; Lazar, Bojan; Bosak, Sunčica Diatom genus Poulinea as epibiont on Adriatic loggerhead sea turtles // Sixth Croatian Botanical Symposium Book of Abstracts, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. (lecture)
  15. Krzywda, Marta; Kaleli, Aydin; Solak, Cüneyt; Ljubešić, Zrinka; Bosak, Sunčica; Car, Ana, Witkowski, Andrzej Molecular phylogeny of diatoms associated with carapace biofilms of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Comparison of data from 2014 to 2018 // Seventh European Phycological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)
  16. Robert, Kaethe; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart Discoveries of new diatom taxa associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea // Seventh European Phycological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)
  17. Ashworth, Matt P.; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Sullivan, Michael J.; Majewska, Roksana; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart; Arendt, Mike; Schwenter, Jeff; Stacy, Nicole I; Manning, Schonna R On the shoulders of giants: what epizoic diatoms are teaching us about diatom evolution // Seventh European Phycological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626627 (lecture)
  18. Ashworth, Matt P.; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Sullivan, Michael J.; Majewska, Roksana; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart; Arendt, Mike; Schwenter, Jeff; Stacy, Nicole I; Manning, Schonna R On the shoulders of giants: what epizoic diatoms are teaching us about diatom evolution // 25th North American Diatom Symposium, Eatonton, Georgia, SAD, 2019. (lecture)
  19. Van de Vijver, Bart; Filek, Klara; Gračan, Romana; Mucko, Maja; Višić, Hrvoje; Robert, Käthe; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Bosak, Sunčica The TurtleBIOME project: insight into epizoic diatom communities on loggerhead sea turtles // 24th Nordic Diatomist Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019. (lecture)
  20. Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Mucko, Maja; Trotta, Adriana; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Lukač, Maja; Corrente, Marialaura; Di Bello, Antonio; Gračan, Romana; Bosak, Sunčica Metagenomic characterization of the surface biofilm on mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles // Seventh European Phycological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626627 (lecture)
  21. Filek, Klara; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Kathe; Mucko, Maja; Frankovich, Tom A; Ashworth, Matt P; Sullivan, Michael; Bosak, Sunčica Comparative analysis of the epibiotic diatom assemblage on loggerhead sea turtles in pre- and post-hospitalization period // Seventh European Phycological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)
  22. Bosak, Sunčica; Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Robert, Kaethe; Van de Vijver, Bart; Trotta, Adriana; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Majewska, Roksana DNA metabarcoding and morphological analyses of the diatom biofilm associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea // The Molecular Life of Diatoms 6, Norwich, UK, 2019. (poster)
  23. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Matek, Antonija; Trotta, Adriana; Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt P.; Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak, Sunčica A polyphasic approach for identification of epibiotic diatoms associated with loggerhead sea turtles in Adriatic Sea // The Molecular Life of Diatoms 6, Norwich, UK, 2019. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.32190.82245/1 (poster)
  24. Bosak, Sunčica; Majewska, Roksana; Filek, Klara; Van de Vijver, Bart New observations on some sea turtle associated Craspedostauros species // 12th Central European Diatom Meeting, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belvaux, Luxembourg, 2019. (poster)
  25. Käthe, Robert; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart The epibiotic diatoms associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea // 12th Central European Diatom Meeting, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belvaux, Luxembourg, 2019. (poster)
  26. Bosak, Sunčica; Lazar, Bojan; Gračan, Romana; Kanjer, Lucija; Van de Vijver, Bart; Majewska, Roksana Epizoic Diatoms associated with the neck skin of adriatic loggerhead seaturtle // Book of Abstracts, 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles, Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018. (poster)
  27. Bosak, Sunčica; Gračan, Romana; Mucko, Maja; Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Gobić Medica, Karin; Mičić, Milena; Lukač, Maja; Basu, Swaraj; Orlić, Sandi et al. Loggerhead sea turtle microbiome – TURTLEBIOME project: insight into endozoic and epizoic communities // Book of Abstracts, 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles, Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018. (poster)
  28. Višić, Hrvoje; Ljubešić, Zrinka; Bosak, Sunčica; Neeley, Aimee Renee; Durkin, Colleen A.; Estapa, Margaret L.; Omand, Melissa M.; Mucko, Maja; Barešić, Ana; Karwowska, Zuzanna; Cetinić, Ivona Multilayer approach to plankton analyses in contrasting trophic systems of North Pacific // Ocean Optics XXIV conference Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2018. (poster)
  29. Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak, Suncica A new epizoic Olifantiella species found on loggerhead sea turtles // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. (poster)
  30. Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Sullivan, Michael; Bosak, Suncica Morphological variations in sea turtle-associated “gomphonemoid” diatoms // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. (poster)
  31. Bosak, Sunčica; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Van de Vijver, Bart New Proschkinia species associated with sea turtles // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. (poster)
  32. Krzywda, Marta; Kaleli, Aydın; Solak, Cüneyt; Bosak, Suncica; Car, Ana; Jasprica, Nenad; Witkowski, Andrzej The influence of sea turtles on the biogeography of marine diatoms based on a case study from the Mediterranean coasts // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. (poster)
  33. Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica; Nakov, Teofil; Ruck, Elizabeth; Gligora Udovič, Marija; Ljubešić, Zrinka ˝Planktonic lifestyle lovers˝: a story of eight new marine Entomoneis species // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie universitat Berlin, 2018. (lecture)
  34. Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica; Mann, David G.; Trobajo, Rosa; Wetzel, Carlos; Peharec Štefanić, Petra; Ljubešić, Zrinka Novel clades of intriguing Nitzschia species from marine plankton // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie universitat Berlin, 2018. (poster)

Theses

  1. Adriana Trotta, Microbial communities and antimicrobial resistance: an insight on bacterial world of sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Mediterranean sea, 2020., University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) – Mentor: prof. Marialaura Corrente
  2. Lucija Kanjer, Epizoic diatom genus Poulinea from loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic sea, 2020., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  3. Antonija Matek, Optimization of artificial light in the cultivation of laboratory diatom cultures Achnanthes elongata and Poulinea lepidochelicola, 2020., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentors: doc. dr.sc Sunčica Bosak and doc.dr.sc Romana Gračan
  4. Ana Klarin, Sea turtles in the Mediterranean sea: endangerment and protection strategies, 2020., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  5. Andro Zec, The microbiome of bats, 2020., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  6. Kora Dvorski, The effect of dolphin observation programmes in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago on encouraging pro-environmental behavior, 2019., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak and prof. Peter Mackelworth
  7. Mihaela Mihaljević, The microbiome of large marine vertebrates, 2019., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  8. Mia Šepčević, Host-microbiota interactions: holobiont theory, 2019., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  9. Kaethe Roberts, Ecology and diversity of epizoic diatom communities on marine turtles, 2019., Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, University of Antwerpen, Belgium – Mentors: prof. Bart Van de Vijver, doc.dr.sc Sunčica Bosak, dr.sc. Roksana Majewska
  10. Iva Kovačić, Skin microbiome of terrestrial and marine vertebrates, 2019., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  11. Maja Kovačević, Biology and ecology of the Mediterranean population of the loggerhead sea turtle (Carreta carreta), 2018., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak
  12. Tina Zorić, Epizoic communities of marine vertebrates, 2018., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb – Mentor: doc.dr.sc. Sunčica Bosak